(Closed) TSA…

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I think they need to be better trained. When I went to mexico march 2010 I had a cast. As I was going through they asked me to step in this box. so I did no biggy. Then someone else asked me “do you have someone traveling with you who can get your stuff?”  I had to ask 5 times “why?” Before I got an answer. There was no sign in our airport like there was in the one I flew out of coming home about it. I wouldn’t have cared if I could have just gotten an answer and not had to repeat myself

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were just on our honeymoon two weeks ago.  We didnt run into any problems or anything out of the ordinary at the airport.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we fly often and each airport/country is different and their attitude/competence varies – and for the sum of them they do nto make me feel safer about flying because i think most people that want to cause trouble/damage can do so easily

oh and dont even get me started on the stupid plastic ziplock bag rules

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

in my experience other countries are not more laid back, Brisbane airport comes to mind as one of the worse as ive seen them force a toddler to scull her zippy cup of juice that she got on the plane and wouldnt let her mother throw it out. Vanuatu and PNG are tougher than Singapore and Sydney rent a cops are either hard core or lazy, just depends on who you get. the SF TSA seemed to yell a lot while the LA rent a cops seemed burnt out and angry

the ziplock bag isnt “accepted” internationally – it was forced onto everyone else by the US and its stupid.  my 50ml tube of stop itch lotiion was declared a safety risk but oh wait, put it in this plastic baggie and its now deemed safe – how more stupid can it get

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve flown quite a bit this year and I haven’t really run into major problems in the US (in guatemala EVERYONE was felt up after going through metal detectors). I’ve done the backscatter twice (annoying and takes more time than walking through) but even with flying my dress from BWI-HOU-Austin it wasn’t too bad. They even helped me get it through security. The worst problem I’ve had was the TSA at Austin kept staring at my out of state license and finally commented “So you’re already 21, huh?” No clue why she said that and it just ate up more of my time.

It annoys me that the thing they seem the most concerned about was an out of state license, I think they may be confused because PA has 2 different holographic patterns, one with all the county names, one with a keystone pattern and that’s a bit more complex than the Texas licenses I’ve seen. Undecided

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Guam was interesting – my hubby was patted down and searched twice in guam and once in palau even though the drug/explosive swabs were zero each time.  maybe it was the aussie accents or the fact that my husband kept asking questions and was having a great time checking out the drug/bomb testing equipment and not taking it seriously

my friend arrived in SF last week – her (chinese) name is on “a list” and she was detained for 3hrs and they wouldnt let her tell her husband or children who also flew with her, she was pulled out into a room and told to prove who she was  but the passport wasnt good enough

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